Key



Accession Number
W994
Current Location
House of Life (first floor), Metalwork case
Object Type
Architecture, Architectural element, Door, Key
Period
Graeco-Roman Period
Material
Metals/alloys (Iron)
Measurements
Length: 117mm | Width: 83mm | Depth: 66mm
Number of Elements
1

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Description

Iron key with round bow (broken), shaft with a bend at 90 degrees, and three bits (one of which is almost completely lost. Heavily corroded. Roman period. Possibly from Oxyrhynchus. For keys see Haddad, N. 2016. Critical review, assessment and investigation of ancient technology. Evolution of door locking mechanisms in S.E. Mediterranean. 'Mediterranean Archaeology and Archaeometry', Vol. 16, 53-74.

Acquisition
Unknown
Last modified: 15 May 2021

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